Using 2010 Air USB Key on 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by theturtle, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    Hey guys, just wondering if it was possible using a 2010 air snow leopard restore usb on a 2011 macbook air. just wondering cause from what i read, you cant do a customized installation of lion removing imovie, garageband and all the languages.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    It's unlikely to work. Putting an older OS on a machine than the machine was designed for is sketchy, at best. The build of Lion that comes with the new Airs is specifically meant for them.

    You can't do a custom install of Lion, but there is nothing stopping you from removing all that stuff post-install.
  3. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You cannot run Snow Leopard on a 2011 Air. It won't install and will kernel panic upon boot.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 3, 2009
    ah dang it. thanks for the quick answers than guys!

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